“We wanted to talk about this song because it expresses SEVENTEEN’s past and present emotions,” says S.Coups. “Our thoughts have matured and we’ve broadened our perspectives. Since we started writing lyrics incorporating our thoughts and emotions, the outcome has become really complex!”
“Nothing lasts forever”, sings Joshua on “Fear”. Aware that pop groups generally have a shelf life, he explains over FaceTime that he tries to live in the present. “But there are times when I’m alone where I wonder what it’ll be like next year and start to worry.” For Vernon, who tells the listener to “cut out the fantasy of me and run away” on the song, a longtime concern lies in “being SEVENTEEN’s Vernon” and his worry of disappointing those who may have built an elevated ideal of Hansol Vernon Choi.